how to open database file on windows 7?

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momtaz

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Hello guys


I seached for all previous chat history with previous contacts, but could not find it,
as I heard that skype chat records usually be saved on the local hard disk,
I am using window 7, could you please tell step by step where to find them? in which directory? what format?
Thank you in advance.
 
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How far back are looking in skype?, cause skype keeps conversation history for 30 days unless you change it
 

momtaz

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set in skype to save all messages, as skype does not save the messages records at their srvers, but could be saved at local disk,
how to access to that?
 
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Hi,

All chat history is saved in the maindb database file
Stop skype from running
Then go to Windows start and search/run type %appdata%\skype and hit enter
In the file explorer window, locate folder with your name user name and you should find the db file

You would also want to download skypelogview to view the db file

Hope this helps
 

momtaz

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hello Tech guys,


was searching to reach Skype chat history that save on the local drive,
followed the instruction till reached the file named "main" with gear icon = DB type file,
I copied the file on USB drive, when at home I copied on my PC desktop, but I couldn't open it,
I need to check some old data from chat history at work place, which I need to review it when at home,
Kindly help if any idea how to open this type of file and read the chat history,
Best regards
 

momtaz

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No , I did not find any explanation how to open the DB file type,
anyway thanks for the efforts.
 

momtaz

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Hi Tech guys

I done the back up of skype chat history,
all files are date base (DB) type, how to open these DB files and read them?
is there any software that can open to read the chat records? or what do do to read the contains of these files?
Kindly assist ASAP.
Best regards.
 

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momtaz, I've merged your threads together again. Please do not start duplicate threads for the same issue. This is about the third or fourth time I've had to do this.

thanks,

v
 

momtaz

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Valis : appreciate your kind efforts and reminding me about this, many thanks..
 
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